TITLE

HOW TO BECOME A CEO

AUTHOR(S)
de Mare, George
PUB. DATE
June 1985
SOURCE
FE: The Magazine for Financial Executives;Jun1985, Vol. 1 Issue 6, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article highlights on the management philosophy of the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of CSX Corporation, Hays Watkins, regarding the road to becoming a CEO. Watkins exults that the key to getting anything done in a large organization is people, which is why he gives people all the time they want, but not things, events, and decisions. One management device he uses is a desk without drawers, and a policy of keeping his desk clean. And since he could not dispose of everything that came across his desk, he had to learn to delegate.
ACCESSION #
15096487

 

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